Pell appeal judges weigh last-minute questions ahead of verdict

The Court of Appeal has been dealing with last-minute questions about the way George Pell’s jury was empanelled as it prepares to deliver its ruling on one of the ­nation’s biggest legal cases.

The three judges have been ­examining the law around how Pell was arraigned when no jury panel members were physically present in the court.

A video link was, however, in place when Pell was arraigned, which is normally the first time a criminal defendant appears in court. They hear the charges against them and normally submit a plea. Read more

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